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1. Moving from Louisiana to Connecticut. Louisiana . Connecticut. Full Inclusion here OT & Speech Best Practices Services Silo Discouraged by organizations where our family was looking for help . Medicaid waiver for ASD In home services School Services. CAAC History.

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moving from louisiana to connecticut
Moving from Louisiana to Connecticut

Louisiana

Connecticut

Full Inclusion here

OT & Speech Best Practices

Services Silo

Discouraged by organizations where our family was looking for help

  • Medicaid waiver for ASD
  • In home services
  • School Services
caac history
CAAC History
  • Children’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council Subcommittee
  • FAVOR’s Strategic Planning included Autism Goals
    • Several employees' had children with ASD
    • Many briefs and cases were about ASD
  • Provide a Unified Voice to the Legislature
    • Need to work together

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about caac
About CAAC
  • Brings together:
    • family organizations
    • community providers
    • state agencies
  • Works together to:
    • organize and host Autism Awareness Day at the Capitol
    • support numerous state agencies and community providers
    • attend trainings
    • participate on task force and advisory councils, and more.
  • Identify gaps in the system and find ways to fill them!
  • Supported by:
    • FAVOR, a statewide family support organization, provides organizational and fiduciary support to CAAC.

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MISSION STATEMENT
  • To provide one unified voice, supporting CT in the development and improvement of service access and quality for all individuals who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

VISION STATEMENT

  • A world in which Autism, is so clearly understood, that it is seen as a character trait not a disability, allowing the talents and strengths of an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorders, to be identified, utilized and embraced by the community in which they live.

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caac some of our members
CAAC Some of our Members
  • Farmington Valley Asperger’s Network (FAVAN)
  • FAVOR—Statewide Family Advocacy
  • FOCUS Center for Autism
  • Friends of Autistic People (FAP)
  • Helping Hands CT
  • The Litchfield County Autism Spectrum Association (LACASA)
  • The Kennedy Center Inc.
  • Lighthouse Psycho-educational Services
  • North Central Community Collaborative (NCCC)
  • North Star Support Group
  • PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices CT
  • Roses for Autism/UCONN
  • Sacred Heart University
  • University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
  • Autism Center at HSC
  • Autism Speaks
  • Autism Services & Resources Connecticut (ASRC)
  • Behavioral Compass Group, LLC
  • CT Bureau of Special Education
  • CT Center for Child Development (CCCD)
  • CT Children’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council(CBHAC)
  • CT Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
  • CT Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • CT Families for Effective Autism Treatment (CT FEAT)
  • CT Family Support Network (CTFSN)
  • CT Special Education PTO Alliance (SEPTO)
  • Family-to-Family Health Information

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ct collaborative for asd project manager role
CT Collaborative for ASD:Project Manager Role
  • Coordinate the CT Collaborative for ASD (State Implementation Grant for Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities and the CT Medical Home Initiative)
  • Organize contract to five family and provider organizations
  • Collect and aggregate reports
  • Provide technical assistance to contractors, intermediary between grantees and DPH to work towards grant goals
  • Link to community partners
  • Participate at national grantee meeting and CAAI National Meeting in Washington, DC

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autism awareness day at the capital
Autism Awareness Day at the Capital
  • Annual event during Autism Awareness Month
  • Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Comptroller, Attorney General, Representatives, Senators (several have relatives on the spectrum)
  • Parents, advocacy groups, providers, state agencies, educators, anyone who works with or loves individual(s) with autism
  • Attendance and participation has grown every year as has the number of CAAC Resource bags handed out by young adults on the spectrum

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